Coombs

The old tractors will again by on display at the Coombs Fair in 2021. (PQB News file photo)

Coombs Fair organizers get the green light to stage popular event in 2021

Modified festivities set for Aug. 7-8 at Coombs Fairgrounds

 

A large fire continues to grow in the in the Oliver-Osoyoos area and has led to evacuation alerts. (Karlee McCarthy Facebook photo)

RDN: Errington, Coombs-Hilliers fire crews to help battle fire in Osoyoos

Engine, water tender, personnel deployed to the area

 

Five fire departments responded to a commercial structure fire in Coombs on Friday afternoon (July 16). (Michael Briones photo)

5 fire departments respond to commercial structure blaze in Coombs

Crews had situation contained within an hour

Five fire departments responded to a commercial structure fire in Coombs on Friday afternoon (July 16). (Michael Briones photo)
The Oceanside Gleaning Program helps homeowners pick fruits to be redistributed in the community. (File photo)

Coombs Farmers Institute program helps homeowners pick fruit from trees

Harvest to be shared among owners, pickers, charities

The Oceanside Gleaning Program helps homeowners pick fruits to be redistributed in the community. (File photo)
Coombs-Hilliers Fire Department crews aim hoses at different locations to keep the fire from spreading. (Michael Briones photo)

Fire crews move quickly to contain brush fire in Errington

Fire chief says it took 35 minutes to control the blaze

Coombs-Hilliers Fire Department crews aim hoses at different locations to keep the fire from spreading. (Michael Briones photo)
Coombs-Hilliers Fire Department crews work their way through the smoke as they try to contain a brushfire on a field at a property on Grafton Avenue on June 23. (Michael Briones photo)

Fire crews move quickly to contain brush fire in Errington

Fire chief says it took 35 minutes to control the blaze

Coombs-Hilliers Fire Department crews work their way through the smoke as they try to contain a brushfire on a field at a property on Grafton Avenue on June 23. (Michael Briones photo)
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Fireworks report highlights enforcement challenges for Regional District of Nanaimo

Director: ‘I just think it’s wasting everybody’s time’

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PQB crime report: Trespasser found sleeping in Parksville resident’s vehicle

RCMP also deal with prowlers, thieves among 278 complaints in one-week period

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Crime report: Prowlers reported skulking in Qualicum Beach, Coombs

RCMP also deal with crooks, vandals among 277 complaints in one-week period

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A fledgling white raven was spotted near the end of Winchester Road in Coombs. (Mike Yip photo)

Legend continues as iconic white raven spotted once again in Coombs

Sightings rare everywhere in world except for central Vancouver Island location

A fledgling white raven was spotted near the end of Winchester Road in Coombs. (Mike Yip photo)
Tracks photographed on Ken Meuckon’s property in December of 2019. He used a six-inch blade for scale. (Submitted photo)

Coombs man asks: Barefoot Bigfoot or just big-footed bear tracks?

Frightening recent encounter brings back memories of strange print found on property

Tracks photographed on Ken Meuckon’s property in December of 2019. He used a six-inch blade for scale. (Submitted photo)
The Seedy Sunday Farmers’ Market goes March 28 at the Coombs Fairgrounds. (Sara Couper photo)

Inaugural Seedy Sunday Market set for March 28 at Coombs Fairgrounds

Coombs Farmers’ Institute market to feature 15 vendors

The Seedy Sunday Farmers’ Market goes March 28 at the Coombs Fairgrounds. (Sara Couper photo)
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Colin Springford expressed his thanks following a birthday truck parade that was held for him on his 75th birthday on April 10, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Longtime Nanoose Bay farmer Colin Springford dies at age 75

‘He will be deeply missed, always loved and never forgotten’

Colin Springford expressed his thanks following a birthday truck parade that was held for him on his 75th birthday on April 10, 2020. (Submitted photo)
Firefighters battled a massive fire in Coombs early Jan. 3, 2021. (Coombs-Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department Facebook photo)

Cause of massive Sunday-morning blaze in Coombs remains under investigation

Fire chief says quick action of initial on-scene crews prevented fire from spreading

Firefighters battled a massive fire in Coombs early Jan. 3, 2021. (Coombs-Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department Facebook photo)
Fire, ambulance and other emergency personnel were on hand dealing with an early-morning fire in Coombs on Jan. 3, 2021. (Peter McCully photo)

Massive early-morning blaze destroys building, home in Coombs

Nine fire departments called to battle the flames

Fire, ambulance and other emergency personnel were on hand dealing with an early-morning fire in Coombs on Jan. 3, 2021. (Peter McCully photo)
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Top 10: COVID-19, grisly discovery of bodies, B.C. election results among PQB’s most-read stories of 2020

Passing of a legend and neighbours complaining about loud children also make the list

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PQB crime report: Counterfeit bills passed in Parksville, Coombs, Nanoose Bay

RCMP also receive complaint of car stolen while left unattended and warming up

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From left: Ben Villeneuve, first vice-president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76; Scott Morgan, sales associate; Parry Gallagher, owner of Coombs Junction Furniture; and Ken Griffith, president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 49. On Nov. 4, Gallagher and Morgan presented Griffith and Villeneuve each with an $875 donation. (Mandy Moraes photo)
From left: Ben Villeneuve, first vice-president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76; Scott Morgan, sales associate; Parry Gallagher, owner of Coombs Junction Furniture; and Ken Griffith, president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 49. On Nov. 4, Gallagher and Morgan presented Griffith and Villeneuve each with an $875 donation. (Mandy Moraes photo)